Delcam will show the new versions of its FeatureCAM and PartMaker programming systems in the UK for the first time at the Southern Manufacturing exhibition to be held in Farnborough on 11th and 12th February, 2009. These recent additions to the Delcam software family are becoming increasingly popular across a variety of industries, especially the aerospace, power generation and oil and gas sectors.
The complete range of Delcam machining software comprises PowerMILL for high-speed and five-axis machining, FeatureCAM for feature-based programming, PartMaker for Swiss-type lathes and turn-mill equipment, and ArtCAM for engraving and routing. Together, these programs comprise the world‚â€™s most comprehensive range of CAM software from a single suppler. This broad coverage is one of the reasons why Delcam is consistently ranked as the world‚â€™s leading specialist supplier of NC software and services by US analysts Cimdata.
FeatureCAM 2009 incorporates enhancements across its complete range of functionality, reflecting the increased investment in product development following Delcam‚â€™s acquisition of the software in 2005. An important focus has been increased options for more complex machines, such as mill-turn equipment, and four- and five-axis mills. This will allow users to tackle more sophisticated parts than could be programmed before. Developments have also continued increase the efficiency of the more fundamental machining operations, including turning and three-axis milling.
Major highlights of the new release of PartMaker include a revamped and more productive user-interface, improved capabilities for programming directly on solid models and more realistic machine simulation for the increasingly-complex machine architectures of today‚â€™s multi-axis turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes. The enhanced user interface will make PartMaker users even more productive in programming their CNC equipment, while offering new users an even easier to learn, more capable CNC programming platform.
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